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A Winter Storm

A warning came

as the winds began to blow

snow began falling

sleet adding to the show

On the fringe

was a blast of light

a cable was down

electricity causing a dazzling sight

The snow and wind continue

howling through the trees

causing destruction

everything beginning to freeze

Up on the rooftops

from chimneys comes the smoke

a challenge to stay warm

more wood added to stoke

Fear begins to form

as the dark storm continues

will we be alright

gazing out the window

Finally at first light

a ravishing scene

the storm has left

nature is serene

Another winter day

now the landscape sleeps

resting until spring

when life again begins to peep

Winter brings darkness

we look forward to the light

spring is now one day closer

we have survived the night

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A Morning Standoff

The bacon was settling

in my jentacular walk

when I came upon a scene

causing a mob to gawk

He sat silently

eyes shining in the sun

a small dog barking at him

refusing to run

The small dog’s hair stood up

his bark so loud

I started to interfere

but was stopped by the crowd

The alligator inched forward

ready to attack

my eyes widened

as his mouth cracked

Tension mounting

all eyes glued to the scene

could hardly stand it

wanted to scream

Moving closer

the small dog held his ground

then came the kaboom

a surprise to all around

A kaboom

the sound of a firecracker

caused the small dog and alligator

to immediately scatter

I turned around

to the sound of laughter

a young boy

whose small dog the gator was after

Calling the small dog

he announced the game was over

the dog happily followed him

having proved he was not a pushover

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Raging Water in Life

The water rages

a mesmerizing site

tossing intimate details of my soul

trying to cause a fright

Every fear

imagined or real

churning it all

telling me how to feel

The water slows

there is raft

a tree reaches for me

begging me to graft

A decision to be made

is this something I can trust

a blanket of security

or something else to make me rust

Suddenly there is calm

a reassuring voice

trust in the Light

and rejoice

Grafted now

the water is calm

the fear is gone

listening to a Psalm

A sprout comes from me

in the darkness there is light

hope abounds

my soul rejoices at the site

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A Canyon View

Climbing the slope is awkward

trying not to fall

determined to reach the top

to observe the view with awe

Reaching the top

observing a lineament in the rock

such beautiful colors

like the tail of a peacock

The epitome of grandeur

enough to speak to the heart

so much to take in

perfect art

Taking a breath

the wind begins to blow

whistling through the crevices

adding music to the show

Rain shower begins

dew against the stone

small rocks shimmer

no one is alone

The showers stop

a colorful bright rainbow appears

time to climb down

sunset is near

Feeling calm

ready to sleep

thankful for God’s grace

and for my soul’s peace to keep

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The Old Bell

In the midst of nudiustertian

wresting the tree limb

the old bell nudged

sounding a note from a hymn

The wind howls

as the tower gets an overhaul

power washing the bricks

mold now gone from summer rainfalls

The bell is stunning

surrounded by oak and maple trees

brilliant yellow and red leaves

swaying in the breeze

The brass on the bell

gets a cleaning

dirt and grime are removed

now shining brightly with the sun beaming

The bell rings again

as it has for two hundred years

its melodious sound

continues to bring joy to all who hear

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A Love Filled Meeting

Galavanting down the street

remiss at the cars passing by

the gentlemen lifts his hat

his head held high

The ladies balk

at the sight

a man wearing a suit

riding a bike

He pulls into a yard

straightens his tie

a woman is waiting

lunch on the lania

Laughing and carrying on

stories being told

he holds her hand

a knight from days of old

Walking down the street

listening to the birds sing

the man bends down

gives her a ring

An old fashion story

of a couple in love

each completes the other

a gift from above

Many years have passed

the couple is now old

riding bicyles together

basking in love that never grows cold

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A Squirrel’s New Year

Goodbye to the old year

hello to the new

time for squirrel adventures

racing in the morning dew

Tis the season of renewal

time to have some fun

new seed in the bird feeders

humans to out run

A new brass feeder hangs

a gift from St. Nick

think that glass will stop me

a thrown rock broke it like a brick

Seed dropping to the ground

the human is running

watching that expression

the humor is stunning

Ah a new year

no need to hide

my cheeks filled with seed

2021 is going to be a fun ride

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The New Year

snow capped mountain alaska

Frigid cold on the mountain tops

a new year to get to know

sleeping dreams ready to rise

in the the flakes of snow

 

Months pass

the first bud of spring

renewal of life in the air

fledgling birds spread their wings

 

The soul senses change

with each new sun rise

tranquility and peace

experience helps us become wise

 

Reflections of trees

crispness in the air

leaves gently spreading color

birds singing with a flair

 

Winter sleep comes again

feeling like the comfort of a friend

silence and reflection

till another year begins

 

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A Night Time Train Ride

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The night train to New Orleans

chugs along at a slow pace

in a cushy seat

my soul relaxes from the rat race

 

Sounds enter the mind

of music fast and slow

from the ivory keys of a piano

lifting spirits from a low

 

Visits to the cathedral come next

windows filled with saintly images

lighting a candle of hope

sad mood diminishes

 

Sitting in a cafe

listening to tall tales

sipping on coffee and beignets

of exciting city details

 

Street performers

performing magical feats

exciting the crowds

causing many a racing heart beat

 

Now on the way home

drifting into a comfortable sleep

my soul is relaxed

as the night train creeps

 

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Secret Door in the Heart

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There is a secret door

that leads to my heart

few search to find it

mostly I stay apart

 

Behind the door

are dreams and loving care

it is an exciting place

if one would dare

 

The secret door

is filled with emotion

sometimes like a waterfall

filled with commotion

 

Other times the secret door is hidden

with things that I only know

good and bad

things to ponder not show

 

The secret door

carries things from long ago

filled with memories of others

love that continues to grow

 

We all have a secret door

that sometimes can be found

the choice is ours whether to open it

when others are around

 

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